For most women understanding their own health is pretty easy. I think the hardest part of understanding it, is accepting it. It can be very hard for a woman to understand that something might be wrong, or could go wrong. It is a very scary thought, the unknown of things is probably the worst. It might be as simple as going for a regular pap-smear and your doctor wants to do some bloodwork afterwards. It could be asking about how birth control can affect your body and ways of having children later in life. It could be peeing in a cup and not knowing what the outcome is. Not only do I think it is hard to wait and wait on your results, I think it is harder to accept the fact that you don’t know what is going on.
Understanding your body is easy, but knowing what is wrong with it is not. We may constantly overthink the fear of not being able to get pregnant, suffering from an STI, or not knowing why our periods are so messed up. There are so many things you could discuss for this topic. I think the biggest thing is that women have a hard time knowing, accepting, and realizing what is going on with their own bodies. Coming from experience, it is not the easiest thing to be told you will have a hard time getting pregnant. It takes a toll on you. Who knows…maybe you will get pregnant instantly! But there is always that chance that it might be a little harder.
I believe one big way to help this situation is to listen to each other. We are so much alike in many ways, especially our bodies. We are all aware that everyone is different, but sometimes hearing “me too” makes others feel the slightest bit better. Knowing that there will be problems and issues is never something anyone likes to hear. I think we have to accept the fact that things do go wrong, but also accept the fact that we aren’t the only ones. Talk to each other, listen to each other, and you might just find you aren’t alone in this.